Election 2008: Links, Projects, and Information


  • Time for Kids Election Connection
    Meet the candidates, play election games, learn vocabulary. All very kid-friendly and easy to understand.
    http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/election08/
  • Forest Ridge School District Election Resources
    Some of these sites give information about the candidates. Some of these sites teach about the process of electing a president. There are sites for students in practically every grade level
    http://d142.wikispaces.com/Election+2008
  • Primaries, Voting, and Elections
    Lesson plans, Internet sites, and curriculum ideas will help your students understand the impact of elections.
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson202.shtml
  • Presidential Election Coverage: Vote 2008 | Lesson Plans
    Students examine the growing field of candidates and analyze the role of the Internet in the race for president.
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2008/lessonplans.html
  • Elections Lessons and Teacher Resources
    Features a large collection of lessons plans to teach your students about elections.
    http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Elections.htm
  • By the People: Election For Kids, Parents, and Teachers
    Young people who do vote often do so because they learned about the importance of elections when they were kids and they grew to believe it was an honor and a privilege.
    http://www.pbs.org/elections/kids/
  • Ben's Guide: Elections
    These pages explain the election process for Federal officials. Designed for grades 3-5.
    http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/election/index.html
  • The Electoral College
    When Americans are casting our votes for the presidential candidates, we are actually casting our votes for electors, who will cast their votes for the candidates.
    http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/government/theelectoralcollege.htm
  • Electing a US President in Plain English
    An easy to understand 4 minute video on the electoral college and how they determine who is elected president.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok_VQ8I7g6I
  • The Steps to Elected Office
    Create a sequence chart and run-for-office board game.
    http://etgredirect.1105web.com/redirect.aspx?id=80
  • Election Templates
    Use these election-related templates as informational handouts. Then delete the data to create election worksheets and quizzes.
    http://www.educationworld.com/tools_templates/index.shtml#election
  • National Mock Election
    Help your students understand the presidential-election process by focusing on the 2008 race. We have plenty of resources about voting, elections, and the current candidates to help you structure your classroom discussion, lesson plans, and homework assignments. Get your students involved in the political process, with our help! Participate in the National Student Mock Election on October 30, 2008, in which students can cast their vote.
  • CyberBee Election Resources
    Wonderful election activities for a variety of grade levels. Many activities are full planned; just read, click, and do yet they tap into higher-level thinking: analyze, synthesize, evaluate.
    http://www.cyberbee.com/election/election.html
  • Teacher Resources and Printables
    History resources, maps, lesson plans, booklets, quizzes, and curricular connections are all here in this extensive list.
    http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teacher-resources/6615.html?detoured=1
  • Kids Voting USA -- yearlong civics curriculum
    A national leader in civic education, Kids Voting USA® (KVUSA) gets students involved and ready to be educated, engaged citizens. Students learn about democracy through a combination of classroom activities, an authentic voting experience and family dialogue. These high-quality instructional materials provide K-12 teachers with valuable civic learning tools to be used throughout the school year, every year. In addition to classroom activities about voting and elections, students also explore the right to vote, democracy and active citizenship.